The post comes after many Australian viewers (and even past contestants) called out for the franchise for its lack of diversity over the years. Most recently, many took issue with Channel 10's decision to cast sisters Elly and Becky Miles as dual 2020 Bachelorettes.
Bachelor In Paradise alum Mary Viturino was just one who called out the lack of diversity the series continues to promote, taking to Instagram to share her thoughts on the announcement.
Posting a photo of all the former Bachelorettes - from Sam Frost to Sophie Monk - Mary wrote: “While every single one of these women are beautiful, inspiring and deserving to find love, I was hoping Bachelorette would have listened to the Australian public – who have been asking for more diversity,” adding, that even when POC are cast they receive a "lack of screen time" and pointed to Niranga Amarasinghe as an example.
Mary went on to add that there were so many "boss Indigenous past contestants" that could have been cast, including Brooke Blurton and Renee Barrett.
Niranga echoed the same sentiments, even accusing one of his former castmates of racism.
"When one particular [person] comes out saying they got a bad edit, it infuriated me," he wrote. "There were so many more nasty comments to me and other people. One particular moment telling several people they wouldn't take me back to the parents because of where I was from."
"Can't pronounce my name and doesn't even know where I'm from. I accept rejection it's life, but this I don't...not once have they ever apologised. You know the one."